14 October 2012

Walk in the park

Yesterday we spent the day with Rufus.  As a terrible two he can be very trying for his parents so to give them some space (read here quiet) Peter and I took Rufus out for the day.

We walked over to Burghley House, which they are very fortunate to have on their doorstep.  Its a great place for kids to run around, acres of grass, sheep and deer.  Also there are the Garden of Surprises and the Sculpture Garden - you need to pay to go into these but Beck has a season ticket enabling them to go when they like.  Peter & I have been many times to the Park but never to the gardens so it was a treat for us too.  Rufus was our willing guide. He spent a good part of the walk to the gardens collecting sticks - its amazing how many things a stick can be, chasing squirrels, playing soldiers, by the time we got there it was time for lunch.  Luckily they have a cafe onsite and we managed to have lunch outside, even if it was a bit chilly!

Suitable clothed/shod (read Rufus not us) we headed to the Gardens, what fun, I'll let the pictures tell the story

These heads move very slowly and give you a fright the first time!!

The four elements sculptures - press a button and they all do something - amazing

There was lots more to see especially in the Sculpture Gardens, but the grass was very wet and a certain little boy was getting tired, so he ended the day with ....... we had hot chocolate


  1. what a gorgeous garden to have so handy to you!! That pebble 'door mat' is amazing!! Looks like you had a wonderful day.

  2. I think I would have as much fun as Rufus in the garden. What a magical place!

    No purchased toy can ever be as good as a little boys imagination with a stick. Precious.

    Oh, the mosaic! Clever. I need to save that idea for my garden. May I Pin it?

  3. Looks like a wonderful day. That is a beautiful space.

  4. I love the idea of a Garden of Surprises. What a wonderful name for a garden, and it does look like there are surprising things to be seen. Looks like you all had a great time.

  5. Such lovely photos, you all obviously had a wonderful time! I might have hesitated at "The Garden of Surprises" though.

  6. Im jealous of Rufus, I wish my mom was closer! Such a beautiful day with your sweet little guy!


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